Lot 195 - 1960 Triumph TR3A
|Engine Number||TS61955 E|
|Odometer reading||64,921 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £18,112|
The Triumph TR3 was built between 1955 and 1957 and was powered by a 1991cc engine which initially produced 95bhp increasing to 100bhp at 5000rpm. The four speed manual transmission could be supplemented by an overdrive unit on the top three ratios electrically operated and controlled by a switch on the dash. In 1956, the front brakes changed from drum to disc becoming the first British series production car to be so fitted. Because of these disc brakes, the TR3 and subsequent TR3A's became known for their superior braking ability making it an autocross favourite. In 1957, the TR3 was replaced by an updated version, the TR3A, which included new wide front grill, exterior door handles, lockable boot handle and came with a full tool kit as standard, although the TR3A's still retained the 1991cc engine.
This lefthand drive example was imported to the UK in 2013 from Kentucky in the United States. Upon its arrival in the UK, the car has been registered and comes with MoT test certificate valid until April 2018. In 2014, the bodywork was taken back to bare metal, restored and re-sprayed. The engine was stripped and both top and bottom ends checked and the carburettors were fully refurbished with work completed last year. Finished in blue with a contrasting black interior and hood, this car is stunning from every angle. With its combination of practicality, zingy engine and wind in the hair motoring, this is an attractive proposition for anyone with a penchant for classic British sports cars.
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